Register for Classes

Online Registration for 2014 Fall Semester is open between April 21 and May 2.

After May 2, register using the Late Registration Form (late fee applies).


Includes Summer II and Fall Terms and

Eligible Summer Academy 2014 Offerings

Summer II Term Intensives & Summer Academy - July 1 - Aug. 31, 2014

(Specific days and times as noted on 2014 Fall Semester Course Schedule)

Fall Term - Wednesday, Sept. 3 - Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

2014 Fall Semester Course Schedule (printable copy) 

Course Listing and Descriptions 

  • Choose School Year: 2014/15   Semester: Fall  
  • Click on Change Year/Semester
  • Click on course number for description

How to Register for Academic Credit for Summer Academy 2014

2014 Summer Academy Courses Eligible for Academic Credit 

2014-15 Academic Calendar

2013-2014 Student Handbook

Fee Schedule (available after 4/28/14)

Registration Planning Worksheet


Registration Information  (printable copy)

Follow These Steps for Registration

1.  Advising Clearance: Students should schedule meetings with their advisors well in advance of the

registration deadline to review their records, their proposed registration and to be cleared to register for the 

next semester. The advisor must clear the student in SonisWeb in order to be able to register online. (See also 

Registration Holds below.)


2.  Financial Clearance: Be sure your Seminary account is clear, and that all forms, documents required by

Admissions, Field Education or the Registrar have been submitted as requested, and library resources are

returned when due. Your Seminary account must be up to date in order to register for the next semester.


3.  Registration Holds: Even if your advisor has cleared you for on-line registration, you may be placed on

Registration Hold for any of the following:

  • Outstanding balance on your Seminary account.
  • Outstanding documents or resources such as transcripts, clearances, references, library resources, etc.


4.  Registration Advisories: Read all REGISTRATION ADVISORIES (below) to be advised of any special

circumstances or differences in scheduling. (Registration for CPE, Directed Study, Cross Cultural, etc.)


5.  Register in SonisWeb: After you have completed steps 1 through 4, register through SonisWeb during the

published registration period. Your SonisWeb ID is your Seminary-assigned email address; your PIN was chosen 

by you. Late Registrations: After the deadline for online registration, complete the Late Registration Form, have it 

signed by your advisor, and submit it to the registrar; late registration fee will apply. 


6.  Textbooks: Textbook information is available during the registration preparation period. View and order

textbooks through the MBS Lancaster Seminary Bookstore.


7. Payment of Tuition and Fees: Full payment of tuition and fees is due before the beginning of the first course for

which a student is registered, but not later than August 15, 2014, for the Fall 2014 semester. 

  • Upon registration, a Pre-bill will show anticipated tuition and fees for the semester, but may not reflect discounts or pending scholarships and/or loans. Discounts (for 12 or more credits), scholarships and/or government loans will be applied after the deadline to drop classes without penalty.
  • Payment may be made from the pre-bill taking into account expected discounts, loans, scholarships.
  • Non-attendance does not constitute a course drop. It is the student's responsibilty to make registration modifications within the given deadlines, submit the appropriate paperwork to the registrar, and communicate with the professors as needed. Students who fail to attend a course will owe tuition per the pro-rated drop schedule printed in the Student Handbook.
  • Statements of student accounts will not be mailed. Students are responsible for reviewing their monthly statements in their SonisWeb accounts and making payments by the due date.
  • Defer Tuition Payment Request: Degree-seeking students may request to pay tuition only in three installments during a semester by submitting to the Business Office a Defer Tuition Payment Request form no later than the payment due date for the semester.

 Registration Advisories For Master's Students:

MS101 – Interpretive Task: [Summer II Term] This course is required for first-year M.Div. students and highly recommended for MA(R) students. The course meets in an intensive on-campus format Monday through Thursday, August 25-28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. A required over- night retreat takes place September 5 and 6, 2014. Assignment: Read pages 1-66 of Material Christianity before the first day of class.

NT101- H - Elementary Biblical Greek Registration: [Begins as intensive in Summer II Term and continues through Fall Term] This course is offered in a hybrid format in two segments. The first segment is an intensive format meeting on campus Mondays through Fridays, July 28 to August 22, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. The second segment will continue at 8:00 - 9:30 am on campus on selected Tuesdays throughout the Fall Term as announced, with the remainder in a Moodle online classroom environment. Registration is for both segments and both segments must be completed to earn 6 credits.

RS240 – Roots of Wisdom: Exploring Religious Phenomena: will not be offered in the 2014 Fall Term.
PH240 – Roots of Wisdom: Exploring Philosophical Thinking: will be offered in an evening slot in the 2015 Spring Term. Please plan accordingly.

EM100 – Intro to Educational Ministries Registration: Students must register for either Section 1 or Section 2. Each section is limited to 12 students. All students registered for EM100 must attend the Plenary on MONDAYS at 4:00 pm AND one section on Tuesdays as scheduled. If more than 24 students register for EM100, a third section may be scheduled.

CPE Registration (PT354): A copy of documentation of acceptance into a program from the CPE site must accompany your registration. The credits will not be registered until documentation has been submitted. See Sections 5 and 6 of the Student Handbook for additional information. Students in the combined MDiv/Chaplaincy program with LGH or those for whom CPE is the field education site will not register for PT354.

Cross-Cultural Registration (MS203):
•    Students should register for MS203 for the 2014-15 seminary-sponsored Cross-Cultural Seminar with Borderlinks.
•    Required meetings of preparation will be scheduled on Fridays during the 2014 Fall Term; specific dates will be announced.
•    One-third of the Cross-Cultural Fee, which underwrites a portion of the travel and related expenses incurred by
the seminary for this requirement, will be assessed upon registration for the course. See Section 14 of the Student Handbook for complete procedures for billing, payment and adjustment of the fee.
•    Upon registration for MS203, students are required to submit to Rachel Gawn in the Dean's Office a photocopy of the photo page of
their passport that must be valid for the time of travel. If a student does not have a passport or if the passport is due to be renewed, it is the student’s responsibility to apply or renew as soon as possible.
•    Students who have a pre-approved Cross-Cultural Alternative on file should see the registrar to register for that component.

Registration Advisories For Doctor's Students:

All Doctor's students are encouraged to register for the DMin- only elective when available.

Year 1 and Year 2 DMin students must register for DSSEM1F or DSEMII, respectively. Classes meets weekly. Elective Courses: Before the beginning of each elective course, DMin students are expected to consult with
professors concerning specific learning goals to be met for the course.

Post-seminar Doctor's students who are not registered for any classes should register for “DMINCONT” as continuing students.

Doctor's students are billed on the regular quarterly cycle (August, November February and May), with payments due within 30 days of the billing date. Technology Fee and Student Activity Fee are billed in August and February.

Contact the Registrar